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Battle of Thermopylae: When the Greeks Fought to Defend Western Civilization

The Battle of Thermopylae and the fight of 300 Spartans against 10,000 elite Persian soldiers is a magnificent moment in Greece's history.

The Greatest Motivational Speech Ever, by Leonidas, King of Sparta

King Leonidas of Sparta, left with only a few fighters from the original 300 at Thermopylae, gave a speech with great motivational power.

Manuscript Reveals Battle Between Greeks and Goths at Thermopylae

An ancient manuscript that has been recently revealed indicates that in 262 AD there was another battle at Thermopylae that essentially saved Greece from the Goths. In 2007, Jana Grusková, PhD, of Masaryk University, discovered a manuscript fragment containing a...

From Marathon to Thermopylae Greece Eyes Military Tourism

Greece has set its eyes on opening up a new opportunity to attract new visitors to the country: Military tourism. Military enthusiasts, academics, students would perhaps be interested in visiting the places where the greatest battles in history took place. Some...

2,500-Year-Old Greek Helmet Found in Haifa, Israel

A Corinthian helmet from the Persian Wars that was found several years ago in Israel has recently been turned over to Israeli authorities.

Thermopylae-Salamis 2020 Anniversary Event Held in Piraeus

An event to formally celebrate the anniversary of 2,500 years since the Battle of Thermopylae and the naval battle of Salamis was held on Wednesday evening at the Naval Cadets Academy in Piraeus, with the leadership of the country...

August 480 BC: Leonidas' Brave 300 Fought the Battle of Thermopylae

The battle of Thermopylae and the valiant fight of 300 intrepid Spartans under the guidance of warrior King Leonidas against 10,000 Persian elite soldiers is one of the greatest moments of Ancient Greece's history and provided great tales of...

Molon Labe: Anniversary of the Battle of Thermopylae (480 BC)

Today is the anniversary of the Battle of Thermopylae (480 BC), one of the most famous battles in history . King Leonidas of Sparta said the phrase Molon Labe (means "Come and take them" in ancient Greek) to Xerxes...